About Us

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Our Inspiration

Our mission is inspired by the direction given by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder Acharya of ISKCON. One day after a grand festival celebration, the compassionate leader saw poor children fighting packs of dogs over scrap of food.

This unnerving scene laid to resolve to fight hunger ensuring no one remains hungry. The sincere directive has committed several programs towards achieving the goal of zero hunger for over 40 years. Goverdhan Annakshetra as a program resolves to act based on this inspiration.

Govardhan ecovillage has been established to transform people’s hearts. We have been making humble attempts to share the timeless teachings of the Vedic Wisdom with people all over the world by hosting them at Govardhan ecovillage. We believe in the harmony between social inclusion, sustainability and spirituality.

H.H. Radhanath Swami

Our Values

In the Srimad Bhagawatam Canto 9 Maharaja Rantideva’s story appears. Rantideva was a king and he fasted for 48 days for the purification of his own heart and for the purification of the entire atmosphere.

I do not pray to the Supreme Personality of Godhead for the eight perfections of mystic yoga, nor for salvation from repeated birth and death. I want only to stay among all the living entities and suffer the distress on their behalf, so that they may be freed from the suffering.

Money, power & knowledge are great assets when used with compassion. We are grateful to the donors and well wishers of the GovardhanAnnakshetra who have contributed profusely for this cause and are helping us reach out to more and more people.

H.G. Gauranga Das

Our Belief

There is a popular saying, food is life, which conveys the theme that for healthy living we need to have healthy food. In Vedic culture food or prasadam has a very important role to play. It is said that no sacrifice, event or festival is complete without adequate distribution of sanctified food. In Vedic culture free sanctified food distribution to feed the needy is considered a very important act of charity. Almost all traditional temples in India will have “annakshetra’s” or free distribution camps to feed the pilgrims.

Lord Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita V.18.5

Acts of sacrifice, charity and penance are not to be given up, they must be performed. Indeed sacrifice, charity and penance purify even the great souls.

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